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Ode to my daughter on her birthday - 26

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Ode to my daughter on her birthday - 26

My Sarah
When I looked at you last week trying on your new boots
Those almond eyes sparkling at something new, a gift
I saw my little pink girl, a princess, playing dress up again
Your long hair draped your high cheekbones
Life still a game, tinged with drama and theatre 
As you look for fun in all your pursuits!
A player in life with a passion for cooking and music
You have become a kind, loyal, vivacious young woman
Self assured, grounded with a love of tradition
I looked at you and felt an overwhelming pride.

Sunday’s child is ' bonny, blithe, good and gay' they say
Befitting my Sabbath girl, a model child of few demands
Your bedroom a vast sea of Barbie and friends
A Passion for story-time and books
Your Dutch life with Irish sea-touched roots, 
You are a real continental
A great scholar with degrees in Law and Psychoanalysis
You have found your true love with Luis, a Spaniard
As you both prepare to leave the Emerald Isle
I wonder at the achievement of you!

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  1. Date: 1/9/2011 12:03:00 PM
    Sooo great, Eiken!! A wonderful tribute to a well-deserving littleone who has grown up into this amazing young woman! As you and her Mom obviously, have done a great job, may you all be blessed! This makes my heart smile as I have an 18 year old too who is the love of my life! This, I've chosen as a favorite today! Thanks for sharing it, Eiken! Love, Audrey

  1. Date: 1/8/2011 12:12:00 PM
    Very nice dedication and a Happy Birthday to your daughter from me...Always Michael